What are the STI test options in Weatherford,TX?
Parker County, where Weatherford is the county seat, has experienced several STD epidemics in recent years. In particular, gonorrhea statistics have risen sharply from only 11 cases per 100,000 residents in 2010 to 114 cases per 100,000 in 2015.
Syphilis cases are also becoming more prevalent in Parker County, and syphilis cases doubled between 2015 and 2017 according to the 2017 Texas Surveillance Report.
Chlamydia cases also experienced a spike in 2015, with an incidence rate of 281.3 per 100,000. Fortunately, the chlamydia incidence rate in Parker County has dropped to 248 per 100,000, indicating that the promising practices rolled out to help combat the rising STDs in Parker County are having a positive effect.
The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has an HIV/STD Program that is dedicated to preventing HIV and STD epidemics through education, prevention counseling, testing, and the provision of medical, and social aid.
Some clinics are run directly by the DHSH, but there are also community-based organizations such as the Tarrant County Samaritan Housing, Inc. that offer case management, counseling, and other services dedicated to those living with HIV/AIDS. The AIDS Outreach Center on North Beach Street also serves residents of Weatherford with STD testing and other vital services.
Several testing sites around Weatherford offer a full range of STD testing and treatment services. Some clinics might offer free STD testing, but to qualify, you may need to be earning under a certain income threshold. It may also be difficult to book appointments, and wait times at the clinics can be inconsistent.
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